Karnataka bandh
Mahadayi water verdict row: Karnataka bandh on July 30th, theatres to remain closed Pictured: Bangalore bound Ashok Leyland BS III Suvarna Karnataka Sarige. [Representational Image]Creative Commons/Rohit Ramakrishnan

The Karnataka Bandh called by farmers' associations on 5 September is unlikely to affect normal life in most parts of the state, as several pro-Kannada organisations are not taking part in the state-wide strike.

In Mysuru, 36 organisations have come forward to support the Karnataka bandh call by farmers on 5 September.

However, the strike may affect normal life in North Karnataka and Old Mysuru region as several farmers have been holding demonstrations in these areas for over two months, in support of speedy implementation of the Mahadayi and Kalasa Banduri canal projects.

Unlike the Bharat Bandh on 2 September, the state-wide strike, called by State Sugarcane Growers' Association Hasiru Sene and Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha on Saturday, will not have much impact as political parties are also not allowed to take part in the protest.

The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) and Bruhat Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) buses will ply as usual on Saturday. Auto rickshaws and taxi services will also be running as usual.

Schools will also remain open on 5 September in order to observe Teachers' Day.

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